Advisory: Vatican Announces Worldwide Telecasts Information for Christmas and World Day of Peace Ceremonies

Information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Benedict XVI on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Question 2 is Deeply Flawed

Why Question 2 is wrong for Massachusetts.


Asks Catholics to follow his Twitter account @CardinalSean

Bishop Ricken offers 10 ways Catholics can live the Year of Faith

To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting October 11 and ending November 24, 2013.

New Poverty USA Website offers Statistics, Stories, and Resources to Catholics

Catholics can learn about the state of poverty in the United States and concrete ways they can make a difference at a new website from the the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The site,, was launched August 15 and offers tools and resources to spread the word about poverty in America.

Passing of Nellie Gray, March for Life Founder, Mourned by Pro-life Spokeswoman

At news of the death of Miss Nellie Gray, founder and long-time organizer of the annual national March for Life in Washington, Deirdre McQuade, assistant director for policy and communications at the Pro-Life Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offered the following comment:

Bishops welcome inclusion of conscience provisions in House appropriations bill

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS "“took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom in our health care system."

Record Crowd Closes Fortnight For Freedom At National Shrine In Washington

A crowd of almost 5,000 people filled the 3,500-seat capacity of Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4.

Bishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act

Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the so-called “individual mandate.”

Bishops Greet Supreme Court Decision On Immigration With Hope, Caution

See decision as step toward humane immigration reform
Seek federal government’s strong role in immigration
Wary that part of decision might lead toward racial profiling